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How do i sound? How can i improve?
I have been playing 2 years without a tutor. My dad taught me the basics and its just been me practicing whatever i like :) (im duplicating this post on the critique sub so just tell me how i sound like here)
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jaberwockie
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February 23, 2015 - 11:13 am
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Is my vibrato audible?

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Fiddlerman
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February 23, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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Welcome to the forum jaberwockie.
Great job for 2 years.
You can practice with a metronome for a while to perfect your rhythm.
Work on flexible right hand fingers for more versatility with your right hand.
Try to get arm a bit more under the violin. I hear the vibrato but it's not very wide. That is fine but you probably want to develop more than one kind of vibrato.
Practice slowly to perfect intonation.
Keep up the good work. :)

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I think you sound pretty darn good for just 2 years.  Very well done.

However, you will need to practice vibrato all by itself to make it wider.  I can hear it, but it is very narrow and the impulse seems to be coming from your fingers rather than wrist or arm.  The second thing that I notice is that you are using only the upper half of your bow most of the time.  It might be good to practice forcing yourself to use the whole bow more often.  I know bow management is difficult and somewhat boring to practice, but it is vital to become a really good violinist.

You really are a good player.  I hope to see more videos in the future. 

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